Tuesday, April 24, 2012

U.S. Catholic Bishops Counter Obama Jihad With "Fortnight for Freedom"

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is mobilizing to counter Obama’s jihad on American’s freedom of religion. They’ve proclaimed June 21 – July 4 as a “Fortnight for Freedom.”

The dates were picked to run from the feast day of martyrs St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More to Independence Day. “This special period of prayer, study, catechesis, and public action would emphasize both our Christian and American heritage of liberty,” the bishops said.

“Dioceses and parishes around the country could choose a date in that period for special events that would constitute a great national campaign of teaching and witness for religious liberty.”

It referred to the mandate that church-affiliated organizations such as hospitals, schools and universities would have to provide contraceptive coverage in their employees’ insurance policies as well as state and local moves that the church says affects its freedom.

“Religious liberty is not only about our ability to go to Mass on Sunday or pray the Rosary at home,” the statement said. “It is about whether we can make our contribution to the common good of all Americans. Can we do the good works our faith calls us to do, without having to compromise that very same faith?

“What is at stake is whether America will continue to have a free, creative, and robust civil society—or whether the state alone will determine who gets to contribute to the common good, and how they get to do it.”

That sums up the progressive experiment. The state will decide what the common good is, and who will participate.

All patriots should proclaim themselves Catholics during this Fortnight for Freedom; for all of our sakes.

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